In this section, we highlight the diversity and quality of the independent further and higher education sector and will profile individual UK institutions. If you would like to be a featured college, please contact us.

GIA (Gemological Institute of America)

For more than 80 years, GIA has been the world’s foremost authority in gemology – the place people turn to for answers, and to learn from the creators of the 4Cs and the International Diamond Grading SystemTM.  Read more….

Emerson College

Emerson College is an international living and learning community based on a beautiful estate next to the Ashdown Forest in Sussex. We offer a range of accredited and open courses from arts to sustainable agriculture, storytelling to caring….Read more

Delamar Academy

Delamar Academy is a world renowned make-up academy, having trained award winning graduates around the world, including winners of Oscars, Baftas, Emmys… Read more…

The Underwater Centre, Fort William

The Underwater Centre, Fort William, was set up in the early 70s to provide commercial diver training and as an underwater trials facility. Read more…

Prometheus Medical Limited

Prometheus is a company that has expertise in providing high quality training to a range of organisations including the UK Ministry of Defence… Read more…

Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A)

The Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A) is the world’s longest established provider of gem and jewellery education. Read more…

The Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM)

The Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) is one of the world leaders in contemporary music education. Read more…

J.A.R.E.

J.A.R.E. Airline Training Partnership Limited (JARE ATP) can trace its roots back to 1990 when the first airline recruitment & training company was formed by the current… Read more…

Judith Blacklock Flower School

The Judith Blacklock Flower School is located in a tranquil, flower-filled mews close to the busy hub of Knightsbridge, Central London. Read more…

Istituto Marangoni

Istituto Marangoni was founded in 1935 in Milan as “Istituto Artistico dell’Abbigliamento Marangoni”. Since then, it has four generations of students from the five continents to its credit… Read more…

Condé Nast College

Based in Central London, the Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design operates from the heart of one of the world’s most exciting fashion capitals. Read more…

The Oxford Princeton Programme

The Oxford Princeton Programme offers commercial training courses in oil/petroleum, natural gas, LNG, LPG, power/electricity, biofuels, renewables and other… Read more…

Hult International Business School

Hult International Business School was ranked the 27th best business education in the world by the Economist Intelligence Unit and is a Financial Times Top 100 business school. Read more…

Greasepaint

Greasepaint was established in 1979 by a director with a great deal of experience in the industry. Read more…

RIPA International

RIPA International’s experience spans 90 years of supporting public service management and capacity building initiatives around the globe. Read more.

GTC Training Consulting Group

GTC is a global leader in delivering capacity solutions to individuals, to their organisations and to emerging economies.  Read more.

Tante Marie Culinary Academy and Restaurant

Tante Marie

In 1954, a young cookery writer named Iris Syrett decided to run a cookery course for 6 of her friend’s daughters. The following year she taught 10 and the year after that, 50, and Tante Marie School of Cookery was established as the UK’s first independent cookery school. Read more.

Basil Paterson Tutorial College

Basil Paterson

In 1929, Basil Paterson, a graduate of Edinburgh University, established the Tutorial College with the aim of offering a bespoke education to all. Each lesson was to be tailored to the needs of the individual with tutors creating a programme that both increased the confidence of students and helped them realise their potential. Read more.